Time Commitment: One 60 minute meeting per month (March-November), along with 3-10 additional hours of networking and recruitment a month (May-October).
Position Responsbilities: Team Recruitment's main focus is to recruit new companies, churches, organizations and groups of people to register a team and fundraise for the event.
Feel comfortable going out into the community to recruit new teams
Feel comfortable working an information table in the community
Feel comfortable speaking in front of a small group of people about the event (not required for all volunteers)
Thank volunteers and team captains and ensure that appropriate recognition activities take place.
Ensure all Team Leaders feel informed, equipped, and empowered to be successful in their role. Specifically:
Educate team captains about the registration processes (online and offline).
Provide team captains with Team Leader Kits, meeting schedules, fundraising tools, important websites, committee contact information, and other Team Leader tools. Take time to orient them to these resources.
Communicate regularly with Team Leaders through face-to-face interactions, phone calls, letters, email, social media, and text messages as appropriate.
Encourage Team Leaders to attend kickoffs, Team Leader meetings/rallies, fundraising trainings, and wrap-up meetings. Make reminder calls before each event to improve attendance.
Provide team captains with day-of-event details regarding parking, main event area set-up, site maintenance, site clean-up, schedule of events, etc.
Employ creative, engaging, and personal strategies to mentor teams.
Assist with team recruitment by utilizing your personal sphere of influence as well as the network you encounter through your committee position
What is Making Strides Against Breast Cancer?
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks are the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting nearly 300 communities with a shared determination to finish the fight against breast cancer. Passionate walk participants raise critical funds that enable the American Cancer Society to fund groundbreaking breast cancer research; provide free, comprehensive information and support to those touched by breast cancer; and help people take steps to reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it is most treatable.
The American Cancer Society's mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.
The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving loves and diminishing the suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.